Press Releases

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August 4, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to an op-ed by Speaker Paul Ryan that blamed Democrats for Congress's inaction on the Zika virus.
August 2, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning to areas in Florida where the Zika virus has spread.
July 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to news that the Centers for Disease Control has identified four cases of the Zika virus locally-transmitted in Florida. 
July 14, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and House Democrats this evening for a national speak out on the need to address gun violence in America. 
July 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks this evening at a vigil held by the LGBT Equality Caucus and House Democrats on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando shooting, calling for action to address gun violence in America.
July 12, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hold a hearing on anti-LGBT legislation. 
July 12, 2016
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel, House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey, and House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Ranking Member Ted Deutch sent a letter today to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressing concerns about a Republican bill that would undermine Congress’s traditionally bipartisan approach to Iran. 
July 7, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats, led by Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06), gathered on the House Floor this morning to demand House Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
July 6, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats and Americans affected by gun violence this morning at a press conference to call on House Republicans to hold a vote on meaningful legislation to address gun violence. 
June 29, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Reps. Robin Kelly (IL-02), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Danny Davis (IL-07), Bill Foster (IL-11), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) today at a rally in Chicago as part of the National Day of Action for Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention. 
June 28, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Republicans on the Select Committee on Benghazi released a partisan report with no evidence of wrongdoing. 
June 28, 2016
Yesterday, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) met with Wendy Edmonds and J. Bobbe Frasier, Jr., siblings of Sylvia Frasier, one of the twelve victims killed in a mass shooting on September 16, 2013 at Washington Navy Yard. 
June 27, 2016
Today, Democrats on the Select Committee on Benghazi released their report showing that our forces in Benghazi did their jobs to the best of their ability and that no new facts or evidence have come to light that would alter our understanding of what happened following eight other investigations.  
June 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Democrats' sit-in this afternoon on CNN. After holding a sit-in for twenty-six hours on the House Floor, House Democrats will be returning to their districts to engage their constituents and continue calling for a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
June 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today as House Democrats ended their sit-in demanding action on legislation to address gun violence after nearly twenty-six hours on the House Floor.
June 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at a press conference this morning after Republican leaders adjourned the House without bringing up legislation to address gun violence for a vote. 
June 23, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after House Republicans passed a bill that does not adequately respond to the Zika crisis and attacks women's health.
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after House Democrats defeated House Republicans' attempt to override President Obama's veto of the Republican resolution disapproving the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule.
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed House Democrats' sit-in tonight on MSNBC. House Democrats are staging a sit-in on the House Floor to demand Republicans bring legislation to address gun violence to a vote. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats are staging a sit-in today on the House Floor to demand Republicans bring legislation to address gun violence to a vote. Whip Hoyer discussed the sit-in with MSNBC and CBS this evening. 
June 22, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and House Democrats are staging a sit-in on the House Floor today, demanding that Republicans hold a vote on legislation to address gun violence. 
June 21, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats filed a discharge petition to force a vote on the President's supplemental request to provide funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus.
June 20, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Republican-led Senate failed to advance commonsense legislation to address gun violence. 
June 16, 2016
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the release of the fourth plank of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans’ #WrongWay agenda.